India are the ‘sleeping giant’ of women’s cricket, reveals Matthew Mott

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India are the ‘sleeping giant’ of women’s cricket, reveals Matthew Mott

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05/17/2019

Australia women’s team coach, Matthew Mott, has said that India are the ‘sleeping giants’ of women’s cricket and already have world class players in their national team. Mott believes if India continue working in the same direction, they can achieve big things in international women’s cricket.

The Indian women's cricket team has great potential as per Australian coach Matthew Mott who reckons that the interest in women's cricket in India has been on the rise ever since they finished runners-up in the 2017 World Cup. After finishing as runner-ups in the World Cup, the women’s team led by Harmanpreet Kaur also reached the semi-finals of last November's T20 World Cup.

"They're (India) the sleeping giant in women's cricket. They've got a country that's mad on the game, and in their batting they've already got three or four world-class players.

"The depth in their batting is outstanding, their bowling's got potential as well and their fielding has improved out of sight,"Mott said in a recent interview with cricket.com.au.

Previously, the women’s team had also reached the World Cup finals in 2005 but finished on the losing side. However, Mott opined that if India continue in the same manner then the future is bright for women's cricket in India.

"They're going to be a force in world cricket. Having made that World Cup final (in 2017), and they've got a country of a billion people behind them as well, they're going to be a huge force," said the 45-year-old former Queensland cricketer.

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